Divorce is a challenging time in the life of any individual. Therepic are emotional stresses involved, as well as the process of fairly dividing property. If the divorcing couple has children, the process only becomes more difficult. Being guided through any kind of a divorce proceeding by an experienced attorney will help take some of the stress away. Peter Flanagan is a California attorney that is committed to the practice of family law. His knowledge and experience will serve you well throughout the divorce process.

Uncontested Divorce

The term uncontested divorce refers to a divorce in which the parties agree to terms outside of the courtroom to settle matters. Among the various areas that may need to be agreed upon in an uncontested divorce are the following -

  • Division of property
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation

Just because a divorce is able to be settled in an uncontested manner, does not mean you should proceed without an attorney. By using a family law attorney to assist in the formulation of your uncontested divorce you can make sure both parties are being treated fairly and all of your settlements meet the requirements of the law.

Contested Divorce

When the divorcing parties cannot come to an agreement outside of the courtroom, a judge will have to make decisions on the terms of the divorce. While this is not ideal, sometimes it is the only way to get the divorce completed. Having qualified representation is obviously important in a court hearing to make sure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly in the decisions of the court.

If you are currently in the middle of a divorce proceeding, or are preparing for one, contact the offices of Peter Flanagan right away. We will be happy to give you a free consultation when you call, and Mr. Flanagan is ready to put his experience to work for you in this difficult matter.